BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s derogatory remarks on Prophet Mohammad in a TV debate have drawn sharp reactions from many Islamic countries. The matter has also gained momentum at the diplomatic level and Qatar, Iran and Kuwait have expressed their displeasure by summoning the Indian ambassadors based in the country. Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif have also surrounded the Narendra Modi government of India on this issue. Now there has been a response from the UAE on this issue as well.
UAE (United Arab Emirates) has also issued a statement condemning the remarks of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammad. On Monday, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying, “The UAE rejects the behavior which is against moral values and principles.”
The UAE said that all religious symbols should be respected and hate speech should be completely discouraged.
The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized the collective responsibility towards the values of tolerance and coexistence. It was said in the statement that such things should be avoided which are in danger of inciting the sentiments of the followers of any religion.
Maldives also issued a statement
After the uproar by the opposition in the Parliament of Maldives, the government there has also issued a statement. The Maldivian Foreign Ministry has welcomed the action of the Modi government, condemning Nupur Sharma’s statement on the Prophet. Nupur Sharma’s primary membership of BJP has been suspended.
Earlier, strongly condemning the matter, the country’s opposition had brought a resolution on Monday which could not be passed.
Opposition MP Adam Sharif Omar, who introduced the resolution while moving the resolution in Parliament, said that the silence of the ruling party on this issue is worrying.
He had said, “It is extremely worrying that Maldives has not uttered a word on the defamation of Prophet Mohammed as an Islamic country, while Indian Muslims, leaders and citizens of Islamic countries have opposed it, condemning it in the strongest terms. The foreign ministries of some countries have summoned Indian ambassadors on the matter and social media campaigns have been launched in some countries, urging action against India.”